Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lazy Day So Far!!

Compared to all the previous days, today has been sort of a layed back one.  It is almost difficult to not be doing more, but at the same time it is a welcome relief.  I am going to take advantage of the short time that this will last!

Seven members of our team have gone into Sansansepeue?? to buy food for us to package and distribute to the families on our building sites.  They won't be back for a while so I thought I'd just take a minute to fill you in a little more.

Joan, Karen, Tracy and myself sorted and packaged medications for the medical clinic that we hope to have this afternoon in the school.  A huge amount of medical supplies came with us, some purchased and others donated.  Items as simple as an Tylenol are hard to come by because people just can't afford them.  How blessed we are, and we take it so for granted.  

The four of us went for a walk around Victoria with Charlie, one of the sons of the family that we are staying with.  The rule is "NEVER GO OUT ALONE".  So we take Charlie!  Poor guy, the other day he went to the grocery store with us and he just didn't know what to do when two of us went down one aisle and two went down the next one.  He stood in the middle and just kept darting back and forth.  :) 

When the rest of the team comes back we are going to bag the corn, rice, beans (or whatever they come back with) into smaller plastic bags so that it can be made into family packs.  I can still remember the HUGE smile on peoples faces when they received these packs the last time I was here.  Another thing we take for granted!!!

We will also be visiting the goat farm this afternoon.  I'm looking forward to seeing how this operates.  This project is just one of the ways that the locals are being taught to be self sufficient.  I'm sure that this visit will be blogged about later.

The remainder of the team just arrived back from their shopping trip so it is time to get to work.  

So far all have us have stayed healthy and we have not had any major injuries.  Minor cuts which Dr. Joan and nurse Karen took care of immediately.  Thank you Lord for keeping us safe!!

Bye for now.

1 comment:

  1. love waking up to ES news each day....keep it coming. finish well and know we are with you in spirit and prayer! much love...S.